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Malbec - Santa Monica

Serving the finest Argentine cuisine in the Southland, Malbec offers traditional and contemporary dishes, while also fusing the various cultures of Argentina to create new ones. Only using free range meats cooked over a wood fired grill, seafood, game and homemade pastas. Also featuring the finest selection Argentine wines with some attractive California picks.
Fresh food, excellent service and great ambience come together at Ushuaia to create an unforgettable culinary experience while keeping it affordable.
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288 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(288 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 288 reviews
5 stars
(133)
4 stars
(98)
3 stars
(37)
2 stars
(12)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(119)
  • neighborhood gem(90)
  • special occasion(83)
  • good for groups(72)
  • romantic(56)
  • great for lunch(33)
Malbec - Santa Monica Reviews List
Review 1 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ushuaia (Malbec) by any name still delivers.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"On the food quality to sost ratio this restaurant continuously delivers. over four separate visits this last year the meals have never been less that good, and usually very good. Service has been exceptional with fair-priced wine."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 5/02/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The ambience was romantic"
Dined on 5/02/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2013
 2003
Dined on 6/26/2013
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/26/2013
 2003
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Review 4 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/29/2016
 2012
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Review 6 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very good food, great service, we had really nice time !"
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
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Review 8 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2014
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Review 9 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 10 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
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Review 12 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Argentinian restaurant really!

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"A lot of pepper on the food, no way this is how they cook down there, you should learn from Gaucho grill, price and taste better than you guys"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic
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Review 13 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 14 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
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Review 15 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We were disappointed with our meal. First, the place, even one of the side rooms, is very noisy. doesn't help that they have music playing too loud there, to add to crowd noise.
I ordered my steak very specifically without salt. the waiter said that Argentinians like salt but he would ask the chef to put no salt on mine. When I got it, I could taste and feel the salt crystals on the meat. I called over the waiter who initially said that he told them no salt and there shouldn't be salt on it, but finally agreed to take it back and bring me a new steak (which took way too long).
the fish soup was decent but too salty as well. Taste other than that was good. The paella (called something else) looked good and our friend seemed to enjoy it. Empanada's were ok, I expected much better (I prefer them at the Gaucho Grill) but this is a matter of taste, I just didn't like the seasoning they use, but different people have different tastes.
Waiter was ok, no sense of humor, but our water and bread were refilled frequently enough.
Our opinion, not worth the cost, too expensive for what you got. I eat at much more expensive restaurants, so its not the price it was more the value for the price.
Used to eat here when it was Usaiah (or however you spell it) which for a while was good, then went downhill, so I had hopes that Malbec would be good, they were shattered.
Parking is easy, found spaces on street or in shoe store lot next door.
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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
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Review 16 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot
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Review 18 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great steaks

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 20 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
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Review 22 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2007
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Review 23 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
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Review 24 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
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Review 25 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent lunch

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Ambiance was very nice and the lunch menu quite varied. Ceviche combination was good but not an overly generous portion. Skirt steak was excellent, perfectly cooked. Gazpacho quite nice. If you choose meat, it is not cheap, but good quality and well prepared. Can't speak to the volume as there were only a few tables at lunch."
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
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Review 27 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 28 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
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Review 30 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
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Review 31 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2014
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Review 32 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 36 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 38 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Noisy and Mediocre Food

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The service was really bad. We left the main dining room because it was so loud and went to another quieter area and were promptly forgotten. We had to rustle a waiter finally. The food was totally boring and the steaks, their specialty were not good cuts."
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2005
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Review 40 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/11/2016
 2004
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Review 41 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Wow - terrible service unlike normal visits

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Went to dinner on a slow Monday night. Three parties in the dining room and two servers. You would think it would be easy to get attention given the almost personal server - and you would be wrong. Both servers disappeared and often only the runner was present. Very poor management!
That said the dinner was wonderful as always. I plan to go back but not on a Monday."
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Second time a charm

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"After missing our previous reservation the week prior due to the lovely LA traffic, we decided that we were going to get there the following week no matter what.
Am I glad we did! Leaving early, we made the two hour plus drive from Temecula to eat there prior to a concert we were attending that night.
We arrived early for our 5 pm reservation and the staff was kind enough to allow us to sit at the bar while the staff readied the dining room. While at the bar, we enjoy a nice cocktail and had a lovely conversation with the Barmaid who whipped up a very yummy and refreshing drink for my GF.
Once seated, our waitress was most attentive and quite personable. She was not overbearing during our stay and knew when to pop over to ask ff things were good and whether or not we needed anything.
The food was excellent! I had the Paella which was the best I'd eaten since living in Spain. It had all the right seafood in it as well as some very yummy Saffron rice and it was cooked to near perfection and served in a iron skillet to keep it hot and tasty. My sweetheart had the Rib eye steak which she said was quite good as well.
You get a little basket of bread (a sort of Sourdough) which is served with oil, pesto (?) and garlic dipping sauce which was simply great.
The prices were quite reasonable for the quantity and quality of food and service which was provided by this very fine restaurant.
We will certainly revisit Malbec as soon as our travels bring us within 20 miles.
Give yourself a tasty treat and head over to Malbec!"
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
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Review 45 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/29/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/29/2015
 2015
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Review 46 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice, as always

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Great steaks. The new menu seems to have cut the amount of sausages. Oh well. Good sized portions. Service was lacking this time for some reason. Maybe late time - we were one of the last tables out and it was hard to find someone to get my check."
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I normally prefer red meat over chicken when I'm dinning out but the chicken was amazing."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 49 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Terrific steakhouse

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Really enjoyed dinner here. An Argentine style steakhouse with a selection of steaks, grilled sausages and a good selection of vegetable sides. I has the 14 oz New York with a Malbec reduction sauce with grilled brussel sprouts with ham as a side. After there is a choice of about a dozen deserts with flans, crepes, Argentine style creme brulee etc. Could not have been better."
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 50 for Malbec - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The menu was diverse, the food was rather bland.

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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